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Christmas Ornaments. This festive tradition and Xmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of Christmas Ornaments? This
article provides facts and information about the history of
as a familiar symbol, tradition and Xmas custom.
- Glass Balls and Baubles Glass Balls and baubles are
spherical decorations that are used to decorate Xmas trees.
Xmas balls and baubles were originally made of glass and invented in the
small German town of Lauscha, a town which specialised in glass
blowing. The bauble is one of the most popular of all the Christmas ornaments and have been in mass production since 1847.
Christmas Ornaments like the balls and baubles
can have various designs on them from a famous movie star to
a favorite sports team.
for the Tree
The custom of using Christmas Ornaments to
decorate indoor Xmas trees became extremely
popular during the Victorian era. At first the tree was hung with
homemade Christmas ornaments such as small toys, cakes, bags of sweets tied with ribbon containing
bonbons or candies like sugared almonds or other bonbons.
However, in Germany the Christmas custom of
using Christmas ornaments to decorate the tree extended to commercial decorations like silver
wire tinsel, glass balls and baubles and other types of Christmas ornaments. Germany were extremely
fond of ornaments and decorations. As early as the 1600's a real wafer-thin
silver tinsel had been machine-made by German manufacturers. These
soon became a popular trend and tinsel, glass baubles and other
types of Christmas ornaments
were exported to England and the US. The fashion for decorating
Christmas trees with glass balls and baubles and other decorations
and Xmas decorations was brought
to England by Prince Albert, the German prince who married Queen
Victoria. In 1841 Prince Albert set up the first tree at Windsor
Castle - this custom soon became all the rage in fashionable,
of Christmas Ornaments
The first American made glass ornaments and baubles were
created by William DeMuth in New York in 1870. Christmas Ornaments were then adopted by the masses when, by 1880,
Woolworth's sold inexpensive, commercially produced, Xmas
balls, baubles and other ornaments. F. W. Woolworth had discovered the Lauscha
baubles during a visit to Germany and made a fortune by importing
the German glass Christmas ornaments to America. As time went by the glass
ornaments were commonly replaced by plastic ornaments.
Custom and Origin - Christmas Ornaments
Some origins date back to the pagan
traditions and customs of the ancients. Other symbols, customs and
traditions have specific religious significance to the Christian
religion and the Nativity of Jesus Christ. And finally there are
many new, non-religious customs which have emerged due to increased prosperity and the
commercialism of the festival in the modern world.
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